tv Mornings on 2 FOX July 29, 2014 7:00am-9:01am PDT
a group of people attack a man in downtown san jose and it proves to be deadly. we are live at the scene to tell you about what police found here that may be key in their investigation. the government on high alert as health officials scramble to contain a deadly outbreak of the ebola virus in west africa and how this is
impacting a local woman's attempt to bring home her adopted son. >> reporter: a hit-and-run driver plows onto a san francisco city sidewalk hitting two pedestrians and a taxicab. we'll tell you who exactly was hurt and what charges the suspect may face. and an elderly woman attacked and robbed at an atm. why east bay police need your help to solve the case. "mornings on 2" begins right now. we're live in san jose. it's 7:01. we're following developing news where police are investigating a deadly stabbing near the fairmont hotel. ktvu's janine de la vega has been on the scene in the heart of downtown san jose since 4:30 this morning. she's talking with police and people in the area and coming up in two minutes, she will tell us how much longer the streets are expected to be blocked off. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and
traffic. steve is working with the computers, looking up in the sky. i saw some interesting things in the sky myself, steve, when i ducked outside our door. >> like that. >> just like that. i'm telling you. >> well, the fog is there. the low clouds are there. the higher clouds are moving out, believe it or not. it will be mostly sunny away from the coast. by it, there's plenty of low clouds. low clouds all the way up to eureka. the tropical clouds will fire up some thunderstorm activity. i think sacramento up in the mother lode, sierra nevada looks much, much better forethunderstorm activity today -- for thunderstorm activity today. fog, is up, high clouds. cool -- fog, sun, high clouds. cool, and warm to hot if you are aware from the coast. we have a little bit of a breeze. a couple of showers trying to develop around tracy. the altamont pass looks like they've fallen apart. there's development up in the sierra, carson city, reno. i think that bears watching
later in the day. 60s on the temperatures or 50s. calistoga is down to 42. 55 healdsburg. sewas was poll -- sebastopol. mostly sunny inland. high clouds, kind of muggy, humid. 90s to the intear year. 80s around the bay. 60s, 70s year the water. here's sal. we're looking at a commute where traffic is definitely busier than it has been in the last hour, 20-minute drive time between the core -- car key knees and the bay bridge. when you -- carquinez and the bay bridge. when you get to the toll plaza, there's been a few incidents. the approach from 880 looks pretty good as you drive down from the toll plaza. that's the best approach. you can see this slow traffic from the maze. most of these lanes, some lanes
are clearer than others. some people have gas tack. this morning in concord, southbound 680, we have traffic that's moving along relatively well. there was a couple of earlier minor incidents. they are gone. 580, though, not so good, especially if you are driving in from the 205 area. a lot of this traffic is slow. your drive time is going to be about 48 minutes from grant line road to the 680 interchange. 7:04. back to the desk. >> all right. thank you, sal. developing news in san jose where a man was stabbed to death during an attack by a group of people. it happened at 2:15 this morning outside the fairmont hotel on south market street. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live with the items police found in the area that are now being considered pieces of evidence. >> reporter: there's a lot of debris scattered here on market street in front of the bank of america as well as in the plaza of cesar chavez.
the most visible thing, the black backpack where you see the evidence markers. there were also beer bottles and other items found in the park. police are collecting it all as possible evidence in this deadly stabbing. at 2:15 a.m., police say a group of five or six people attacked a man at park and market streets. he was stabbed at least once. police arrived on scene and emergency crews rushed the victim to the hospital. but he was pronounced dead shortly after. homicide detectives have been canvassing the area. they are conducting interviews. police are still trying to determine a motive. but from the preliminary investigation they say this does not appear to be gang- related. police are not sure if the man knew his attackers or if this was random. >> it's too early in the investigation. as soon as we can kind of find out from the witnesses, you know, whether or not there was some sort of a conversation between the victim and the suspects prior to the attack, then we can go ahead and confirm some of that information. >> reporter: police are looking for the suspects but have not put out any descriptions yet.
we do not know the name of the victim. all police have told us is they believe he was 33 years old and did not appear to be homeless. i say that because transients are known to hang out in the plaza decesar chavez park overnight. detectives were working a homicide last night and now there's this one. no connection we're told between the two. this marks the 22nd homicide of the year. park street here is closed at market and market -- south market is closed between san fernando and san carlos. we're told that that will still remain closed for at least another hour because they still have to conduct their investigation. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:06. new this morning, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern mexico just a few hours ago, sending people running in the streets for safety. the quake was reported before 4:00 this morning. it was centered in vera cruz
but was felt as far as mexico city. people say the quake rattled doors and light fixtures. at one point, there were evacuations but no serious damages or injuries were reported. six people are recovering from injuries they suffered in a very serious hit-and-run crash last night. it involved a stolen car and a taxicab. it happened at jones and post street in the tenderloin district. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live now to tell us what witnesses are saying about that crash. tara? >> reporter: well, we keep hearing popping noises since we've been here at 4:00, the cars keep running over the broken glass and other debris that's still in the roadway here. witnesses say that a man came flying up over the hill and left a trail of destruction in his wake. police officers say that they tried to pull over the man in a stolen minivan just two blocks away from the crash scene on post and jones. but the driver sped off and ran a red light before smashing
into a taxicab. we spoke to a witness who did not want to be identified who said the impact of the crash sent both vehicles on the sidewalk striking two pedestrians. >> he came through that lot with the red lied. he didn't -- red light. he didn't make an attempt to brake. no skid marks. he hit the taxi at full force. >> reporter: six people were hurt. a bicyclist was critically r injured. police say initially they did not chase the suspect because the traffic violation was just an infraction and didn't warrant a pursuit. after the crash, the suspect ran from the scene and tried to board a bus around the corner. officers were able to find him. that man faces hit-and-run charges and possibly manslaughter if the victim doesn't pull through. where the orange cones are, there used to be a traffic light there.
they not only uprooted a traffic light but one of the windows here is taken out as well as some of the bars. we're hoping to get a condition on the victim. when we get more information, we'll pass it along to you. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. a teen in fremont recovering after being hit by a car while skateboarding. it happened around 5:00 on paseo padre parkway near baylor street. investigators say the 15-year- old had just left the skate park. according to the witnesses, the two never saw each other, the driver and the skateboarder. the teen was in and out of conscious ness at the hospital. but his injuries don't appear to be as seriously as thought. >> he probably landed here at the curb line, went through a cat scan. it does not appear that anything is life-threatening at this point. he got lucky. >> police say the driver stopped. she's cooperating with the
investigation. 7:09. there appears to be another problem with a new skate park in san francisco's south of market neighborhood. in recent days, our crews have noticed an increase in the amount of graffiti at the park. the $2 million project opened on july 1st under highway 101. last week, we told you about complaints about public europeanation and -- urination. neighbors say skaters are in the park well after the 9:00 p.m. closing time. the city is working on adding extra patrols to enforce the closing hours. there's also talk of bringing in mobile bathrooms. alameda police say an act of vandalism at a baseball field left many children disappointed and wasted thousands of gallons of precious water. someone deliberately flooded the baseball field at college of alameda. groundskeepers say on saturday night, someone turned on the sprinkler system and then broke off the sprinklerheads sending
thousands of gallons of water 0 gushing on the field for hours. the water made a mess of the field and forced the cancellation of three championship games. >> whoever did that, it wasn't cool. you have to think of the -- the other kids that are playing. >> we're trying to conserve water on the field and we're doing everything to minimize the consumption of water to make this field look great and then this happens. everything we saved gets thrown away. >> as many as 100,000 gallons of water was wasted. the vandals also tore down two banners and scattered bags of chalk in the dugout. police say they believe it was a targeted attack and the damage is estimated to be up to $12,000. the golf club still swinging at a 52-year-old san francisco golf course two days before it may be forced to close its doors. the gleneagles golf course is due to close on thursday if the
operator and city can't reach a new lease deal which is set to expire. the owner says higher water bills have risen 40% because of the drought. there are reports the two sides are about 75,000 to 90,000 apart on the water subsidy issue. crime is also a factor. that golf course is located in one of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. 7:12. she went to an atm to take out money and ended up in the hospital. coming up at 7:30, the violent attack on an elderly woman in richmond that has police turning to the public for help. but next -- no charges for a father whose baby died after he left him inside of a hot car. the explanation from the district attorney who says this was not a crime. good morning. right now, traffic is still a little bit slow in some areas, although we've seen improvement. not here, though. 280 all of a sudden is slow. we'll tell you what's causing the slow down in the west valley.
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7:15. ukrainian investigators say they are learning more from the black boxes retrieved from malaysia flight 17. that flight with 298 people on board was shot down on july 17th as it flew over a war zone in eastern ukraine. everyone on board was killed. yesterday, investigators from ukraine said information from the black boxes showed the plane was destroyed by a massive explosive decompression caused by shrapnel from a missile. that has not yet been confirmed by investigators from the u.s. and europe. meanwhile, a team of international investigators still have not been able to
reach the crash site. they've had to turn back multiple times after heavy gunfire and shellings was heard in the area. the crash site is being controlled by pro-russian rebels. investigators fear evidence might have been tampered with. each day they are unable to access the site is another letdown for families. the santa clara d.a. decided no charges will be fired against a father after his 9-month-old son died after being left inside a hot car. this happened in april. the authorities say the baby was left in the car for at least nine hours. lawyers say after an investigation, they determine the father had a change in his routine. he was very tired and legitimately thought his son was at his baby-sitter's house. >> the law would require a certain level of criminal negligence and recklessness. that just didn't occur here. >> now, a health expert who
studies child heat stroke death says on average three hot car deaths happen every week across the nation. in most of the cases, distracted parents are to blame. now it's the alameda county supervisors turn to vote on the lease agreement at the oakland coliseum. the deal is designed to keep the as in oakland for the next ten years. today's vote is expected to end more than a year of heated political debates that often raise doubts about the future of the as in oakland. it comes after lew wolff agreed to accept the last-minute changes to the original lease contract. we've now learned how much it will cost to park at the new home of the 49ers in santa clara. and it will not be cheap. vip parking at levi stadium will cost $50. the cost of parking in the other stadium lots will be $40. the first sporting event at
levi stadium is this saturday. that's when the san jose earthquakes play a soccer game at the 1.3 billion stadium. that's just kind of a warmup. 49ers will play their first preseason game at their home on august 17th. a los angeles judge has cleared the way for the lfnlts a. clippers -- l.a. clippers to be sold for $2 billion. yesterday, the judge gave shelley sterling a sweeping legal victory over donald sterling. they've been fighting in court for control of the clippers for the last several weeks. the judge took the rare step of allowing the sale to be completed regardless of an appeals court intervention. steve ballmer agreed to buy the clippers after the nba banned donald sterling because of his racially-charged remarks. well, president obama pay paid tribb bought to several artist at the white house. one of them may have been more special than the others.
we're talking about linda ronstadt. one of the 12 members of the artistic community awarded her the purple ribbon and medal. then he told her, he had a little crush on her during her performing days. linda ronstadt dated jerry brown during that period of time. maxine hong kingston was among those honored with the national medal of the arts. dating website okay cupid admits toen conducting -- admits to conducting psyche kol cal -- psychological tests on users. they said tests said they were more compatible than people were and text pictures were also removed from profiles. the cofounders of the dating site said witnesses need these
types of tests to improve their product. there is a new campaign in london pushing for more people to talk to strangers. it's called talk to me. volunteers are handing out badges with a message that says talk to me, i will talk to you. it's an invitation to strike up a conversation anywhere. the whole idea showed london was a pretty lonely community. several cities, including some here in the usa, they would like to start similar projects. >> there you go. >> there you go. >> talk to me. >> talk to them. >> yeah. 7:20. let's talk to sal. you are watching 280 and fl else in our morning -- everything else in our morning commute. >> we're getting people know this morning that the south bay commute is all of a sudden very heavy on 280 northbound. you can see for yourself coming out of downtown. it will be slow as you drive up to highway 17. we can look at on the maps here to show you -- this is what you saw on 280.
it's slow until 17. 101 is not much better. there was an earlier accident at 134th. they got it out of the way. there was another crash. the chp is doing a good job clearing the lanes. we're looking now at the north bay in sonoma county to switch it up and southbound 101 through petaluma had someone tweet me about this. southbound 101 slow as you approach highway 116. let's go to live pictures. northbound -- i'm sorry, westbound bay bridge backed up for a 15-minute drive time into san francisco. 7:21. let's go to steve. mostly sunny inland. the high tropical clouds, a few left but they are pushing out of the area. but there is a lot of fog up and down the coast until you hit point conception and then it pulls off the coast. it will retreat back to the coast and have a 35-degree spread on the temperatures. 58 to start in san francisco.
68 for a high. 2 degrees above average for this time of year. a couple of showers we're trying to -- well, develop over the altamont pass. i doubt much is happening here. there could be a few sprinkles. most of this looks like it's heading off towards sacramento and a much better opportunity for thundershowers/showers in the sierra. it look like things are beginning to develop. that bears watching. if you are up there or heading up there later today. 60s on the temperatures or 50s. there are areas to the north definitely in the low 50s. some areas on the peninsula on the mild side. 61 foster city. los altos hills. for this time of year, very cool pattern. area of low pressure is settling in. for july, this is running very cool. the lows are in the 50s for some which is not something that happens in july. 58 in tahoe. 72 in reno. cloud cover is no doubt about
it up there today. more so than here. the remains of a tropical storm falling apart. we seem to be out of the reach of a lot of these higher clouds. we get a few but not painted with overcast conditions. coastal fog, breezy. high clouds. 60s, 70s, 80s to 90s. near 100 probably ukiah and clearlake. novato, 89. san rafael, 86. 97 brentwood and oakley. pleasanton, 94. 86 in castro valley. it will be warmer in the santa clara valley. they had a cooldown. upper 80s. i think gilroy was 89. 86 san jose. east san jose closer to 90. 68 half moon bay to san bruno and brisbane. and mid-80s. san mateo millbrae and burlington, maybe a few high clouds clipping us on wednesday. after that, they are gone. it looks like back to sunny and warmer. slight cooldown by sunday. >> thank you, steve. a suspected sex offender
found. lightning from the storm damaged a house and a car and also injured a golfer on catalina island. now, that lightning storm has lifeguards here in the bay area now testing their training. lifeguards at ocean beach in san francisco are watching the sky as well as the water. they say they are trained to clear a beach in case of severe weather. but they are rarely pressed to use that kind of training. >> when something like this happens, it makes everyone more aware up and down the coast to watch out for that dark cloud that might be approaching us. >> now, a flagging system for water conditions, it's been in place for a long time. officials say when lightning strikes, it's every swimmer's responsibility to pay very careful attention to the conditions. a bay area woman is being credited for a daring rescue to save a beached shark. here is a photo of the shark. we're told it's a juvenile salmon shark. it was found beached near lands inn in san francisco.
the woman said she spotted the shark while hiking. she took it to a spot where she thought it could swim free of the surf. she says the shark stayed calm and never acted aggressively. a young man is shot and killed while walking to a friend's house for a barbecue. >> laying on the floor with blood all over him, on his back and on his face. >> what people who live in this san jose neighborhood are saying about the violence. >> reporter: we are learning more about the victim of a violent robbery at this atm. we're looking at traffic troubles around the bay area. we're looking at commutes doing well, highway 24 falls into that category with a little bit of slowing in lay fayette. we'll tell -- la fayette. we'll tell you about a problem in the north bay. the low clouds are very persistent. temperatures anywhere from 60s to almost 100. we'll show you that coming up.
7:31. police in richmond are searching for this woman this morning. they say she robbed an elderly woman and knocked her to the ground, causing her to break her hip. it happened in front of this atm a few weeks ago. ktvu's christien kafton has been talking to other bank customers this morning. coming up, we'll have more on
the reward police are offering to catch the suspect. good morning. welcome, once again, to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. i peeked outside. doesn't look too bad. steve, do you have good weather for tori today? >> what does she want? [laughter] >> sunny and 75. >> okay. good luck on that unless you are in alameda. but for inland areas, it will be warm to hot. the tropical clouds, it looks like they are packing their bags and heading up to the sierra nevada. there will be good thunderstorms. for us a lot of low clouds and fog. fog, sun, a few high clouds. but more sun. cool, mild, warm on the lows. mostly sunny. still on the humid side but not as bad as it has been. you can see some of that activity already developing on the lee side of the ser. i expect that -- of the sierra. i expect that to develop later. livermore is 66. you know darned well they will be hot. the breeze has been coming down
at travis. there's still a component of an onshore breeze and a lot of fog but it doesn't matter in this pattern. anybody out towards the sacramento valley or towards shasta/lassen or sierra, there will be activity in the way of thunderstorms. 90s through the interiors. 60s, 70s, 80s closer to the bay and water. here's sal. we still have traffic that will be busy at the toll plaza although we've seen improvement. it's still backed up for a 20- minute drive time into san francisco. nothing out of the ordinary and there is actually no trouble on the bridge getting between oakland and san francisco. also looking at 880 northbound and southbound, still a nice drive from downtown oakland to the oakland international exit. it's taking about five minutes. if you are driving south, taking ten minutes between 238 and 8 4. i want to mention the traffic in solano county will be busy as you drive through. driving on the eastshore freeway as we mentioned is okay. driving through the macarthur maze, 21 minutes there.
silverado trail at hennessey, there is a closure because of some -- because of a crash near hennessey. that's in the city of napa. it will require a detour for up to the next 12 hours. if you are going up to the wine country, you will be detoured in this area. 7:33. back to the desk. an elderly woman recovering after a violent robbery at a richmond bank earlier this morning. now the police want your help to find her attacker. ktvu's christien kafton live in richmond to tell us about a reward offered in this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. richmond police offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who helps them capture the robber. we'll show you the pictures in just a minute. let's tell that you bank customers are telling us that they are shocked hearing that someone was attacked right here in point richmond. >> was very surprised to hear that someone had been attacked
here. >> reporter: richmond police say the robbery and attack happened july 5th at about 6:45 in the evening. they say the victim withdrew money from the atm when she was attacked. the victim was hospitalized, has been released and is covering from her injuries. the robber hopped in the passenger seat of a nearby suv and sped off. police are not releasing the identity of the victim but people in the area say they've heard about the robbery and they have heard about the robbery victim. >> i was -- i was very shocked. really, really shocked. i was even more shock to learn it was the wife of a political official, my understanding. >> reporter: we told you about that surveillance camera, richmond police have released some photos captured by a bank surveillance camera. they say the robber in this case is a black woman in her late 20s to early 30s, between 5'5" and 5'7", about 145 pounds. at the time of the robbery, she was wearing tan pants, a white
top and carrying a large dark colored purse during the robbery. this robbery taking place july 5th. police hoping someone sees the photos from the surveillance video and will recognize the suspect and come forward and again, they are offering a $5,000 reward in this case. in richmond, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. san jose police in addition to that deadly stabbing earlier this morning, they are also investigating a deadly shooting. it happened less than 12 hours earlier. it happened yesterday afternoon on gramercy place in east san jose. kathy franco, a family friend, says david escalera was walking to her husband when he was shot. she ran to the area to find him in the streets. she said david escalera was a close friend of her son and had just graduated from the san jose conservation. >> this is a bad area here.
you can't even walk, walk anywhere without worrying if you are gonna get shot. i can't believe this. such a good boy. >> police say the motive behind the shoot, still not clear. they are investigating whether it was gang-related. police who live in the neighborhood say there's been a rise in violence. and some are afraid to leave their houses in the middle of day. police arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11- year-old girl. the girl was walking at 163rd and east 14th street yesterday when she was approached by a man in a car. as he opened the car door, he tried to pull her in, the child ran to a local youth facility and told a deputy about the incident. the man was arrested. his identity has not been released. two connector ramps on a busy east bay freeway are open this morning after a chase and fiery crash last night that caused big delays. it happened shortly before 9:00
on westbound interstate 80 at the you macarthur maze. the chp says the driver led them on a chase from berkeley. it ended in oakland on the ramp from westbound interstate 80 to southbound 880 when the car crashed and burst into flames. the driver tried to run away but was arrested. 7:37. some of the 1200 people evacuated because of a fire burning in the sierra foothills east of sacramento, they are being allowed to go back home. the fire's in el dorado and amador counties. it's now 75% contained. the fire started friday. it's now burned 3800 acres. calfire says it was started by someone driving over a patch of dry vegetation. calfire is trying to keep a fast-moving wildfire from spreading even further into yosemite national park. right now, two of the main roads linking the bay area to the park are still closed. those roads are highway 120 and
part of big oak flat road. despite the fire, the park and all of the entrance gates are still open. however, the plain flat, yosemite creek and bridle campgrounds are closed. the fire is 5% contained. the cause is still under investigation. 7:38. today, governor jerry brown will take a break from his trade visit in mexico to sit down and talk immigration with mexico's president and some religious leaders. the meeting comes as an increase of unaccompanied young migrants and their families have crossed the u.s. border since october. last week, texas governor rick perry announced he will be sending up to a thousand national guard troops to deal with the increase. governor brown criticized that plan yesterday. while an immigration crisis continues at the bodder, white house officials are acting to grant permits to potentially millions of illegal immigrants.
it's a move that could lead lead some conservative republicans to push for impeople proceedings against the president. right now, 11.5 million immigrants live in the country illegal. u.s. health officials are keeping a close eye on the ebola virus in western africa. so far, 670 people have died and we've learned this morning that three americans working in africa have been infected and one of them has died. despite this news, ktvu channel 2 reporter brian flores joins us live to explain why this is not stopping a san francisco woman from traveling to this region. good morning, brian. >> good morning. natalie of san francisco will fry fly out of -- will fly out of sfo to be reunited with her son she adopted a few months ago. she's also nervous because of the ebola virus that's killed hundreds and is spreading. the virus which has only been pinpointed mainly in western africa has infected more than
1200 people including three american aide workers there. it's killed more than 650 people in guinea, liberia. the virus is spread by direct contact with a sick person's blood or body fluids or contaminated on jebts. u.s. officials are keeping a close eye on the situation. the cdc has sent out how to pinpoint symptoms. they are checking international passengers for the virus and there are buckets of chlorine in freetown for disinfection at the airport. that's where natalie is traveling to. after she arrives in freetown, she will travel an hour south to be with her adopted son, 14- year-old kye smart. she will meet with officials to see if they can expe died the adoption process. she received help from nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein's
office on getting that meeting sooner than expected. she still knows theres is -- there is a lot of work ahead. >> his parents died at the center of the ebola outbreak. so if the u.s. embassy needs to check source document, somebody would have to go in the epicenter of this outbreak and i fear that they would just delay it until the whole ebola outbreak has kind of subsided. >> natalie also said she bought a one-way ticket to sierra lee own because she doesn't know how long the process will take and if there will be travel problems with the outbreak. she's met with several doctors and disease experts here in the u.s. in the meantime on what to bring. she said she's packing plenty of gloves, masks and medications for her and her son. i'm brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> quite a story. thank you. a deadly attack outside of san jose's fair monthotel.
hours -- fairmont hotel hours ago and now the critical homicide investigators are trying to answer? a new attempt to stop the fighting in gaza. one hour ago, what happened just before this latest push for a truce. good morning. right now we're still looking at traffic that is getting busier in some areas. it looks good so far on the golden gate bridge. however, we'll tell you where it's still slow on another bay area bridge. a lot of low clouds in place. the higher clouds are heading out of the area. they are pushing out towards the sacramento valleys and also up to the sierra nevada. for us, there will be a big difference on the temperatures. i will show you that -- coming up. ♪
a suspected sex offender and fugitive from california was shot dead in a shootout with new york police and u.s. marshals. the credit for tracking him down is going to a new tv show from john walsh. >> this guy is allegedded to have molested his college roommate's son. he was the guy that everybody trusted the -- the family trusted so much to take care of this little boy. >> that man from suburban san diego has been on the run for two years. he was arrested in 2012 after the son of a family friend said he was mow lessed. he posted bail and an arrest warrant was issued whenever he never showed up to court. in the past week, his story was showed twice on "the hunt." >> the public was able to be our eyes and ears. >> tips led police to a smoke
stop in manhattan. that's where he was working. as soon as i police enenterred the shop, he started to shoot. he was killed. freddie alexander facing charges for starting the bull fire in shasta county. investigators say his truck's exhaust sparked the fire. manslaughter charges have been added because investigators found the body of a man who died trying to escape the flames. that fire scorched almost 20 square miles before it was contained. the bay area has a lot riding on a scheduled vote on capitol hill today. the u.s. senate is set to consider legislation that would keep federal highway money flowing to the state. with the deadline a few days away. the bay area relies on federal
funding to do everything from fixing potholes to building and maintaining highways. sal, have you fixed things on highway 24. >> well, it's a little slow. we don't have any crashes so i would say -- trying to look at the positive side of things. a lot of the slow traffic is near the b.a.r.t. la fayette station. your drive time is 8 minutes. bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if i had to make a choice, 85.
it's slow from 87. that's the least slow traffic i see. 7:48. let's go to steve. higher clouds look like they are drifting out of the area. you can see everybody is lifting up to the sierra, northern sacramento valley or out to the valley. better opportunity for thunderstorms today up in tahoe, truckee, bridgeport, mammoth and through shasta/lassen as the tropical moisture gets lifted out. 60s for some, 50s for others. 66 in livermore. if the tropical clouds are not in praise, it will start to warm up -- place, it will start to warm up quick. we have some fog. tropical clouds continue to take aim not at us but southern california, the remains of a tropical storm here falling
apart. they are heading to l.a. and san diego. they've had a lot of lightning strings down there. partly sunny, coastal fog. a little breezy. there is a component of a westerly breeze. high clouds, muggy, humid. anywhere from 60s, 70s to near 100 for some. clearlake will go 97. same for antioch and brentwood. livermore, 95. 74 in berkeley. 86 in castro valley. now, it was cooler yesterday. today they will warm you back up in the mid-90s. 80s upper or mid for san jose. santa clara, daly city, pacifica, 66. san mateo, 83 and palo alto at 87 degrees. it will be a muggy day unless you are right there by the coast, then it won't be that warm. it's not that cool either. warmer weather takes us into wednesday. it looks like a decrease in the tropical clouds. cooler by sunday. ten minutes before 8:00. new this morning, in the last hour, hamas, the group that
governs gaza, announced it's rejecting a proposed 24-hour truce in gaza. that proposal came early this morning from a senior palestinian official who had said he was speaking on behalf of hamas. israel has not commented. palestinian officials say 100 people have been killed in israeli air strikes just since last night. it was the heaviest night of bombing since the recent fighting began three weeks ago. the israeli military said it targeted buildings it considers signals of hamas controlled. that includes the gaza electricity company, the power station and a tv station. the home of a hamas leader was also bombed. a new report came out this morning. it shows u.s. home prices went up more than expected in may. the case-shiller report says prices for homes sold in the 20 largest markets were up 1.1% and up 1.6% in san francisco.
that's the second largest gain behind tampa, florida. all 20 metropolitan areas showed gains. but sales, they slowed to their lowest level since february of last year. the faa wants to impose a $12 million fine on southwest airlines. the faa says the fine is related to required repairs to boeing 737s. the faa says southwest made cosmetic repairs to some jets that could have had cracked ill loom yum -- aluminum. if they are ordered to pay, it would be the second largest fine in aviation history. largest fine $24 million against american airlines. eight minutes before 8:00. and there are no charges being filed in a case of a child who was left in a car by the parents. we'll explain more on that coming up. and plans for an historic gold rush celebration. well, it's a bust.
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there are serious new allegations tied to the deadly pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno four years ago. the mayor of san bruno is calling for the removal of the president of the state public utilities commission amid accusations of illegal conduct. the mayor says recently uncovered e-mails show a "cozy relationship between the puc and pg&e" following the disaster that killed eight people and damaged dozens of homes. >> pg&e has made illegal efforts to influence the cpuc decisionmakers to protect the utility's financial interest, sadly and shockingly, the cpuc has participated in the illegal conduct. >> after we do this thorough review allf all communications
we'll determine what action is required. we'll take action if somebody has fallen short. >> the state puc also released a statement saying it takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously. 7:55. today los angeles prosecutors are due to formally charge four suspects arrested yesterday and accused in the brutal killing of a usc grad student from china. police say it happened last week during a robbery attempt while the victim was talking to his -- walking to his apartment near the campus. detectives say the four suspects beat the 24-year-old student to death with a baseball bat. now, his death comes two years after two other usc grad students from china were shot to death as they sat in a parked car next to the campus. california's drought, forcing the can'tlation of a -- cancellation of a sacramento tradition. the gold rush says celebration. in old sacramento canceled. organizers usually bring in 200 tuns of dirt. they cover up the streets and
make it look like the 1850s. but it takes 100,000 gallons of water to clean it up afterwards. leaders say you just can't do that this year. and they say the celebration justent would be the same without dirt covered streets. >> for those who have seen the gold rush days with the dirt, that rel sets the atmosphere in old sacramento. it really does turn back the clock. you take out the dirt, it impacts the horses. >> there are other activities being planned for that weekend. but business owners say it probably eent won't be able to make up for that busy weekend. a horrible hit-and-run crash in the tenderloin district. it involves a stolen car, a taxicab and two pedestrians. >> reporter: we're live in downtown san jose, where a man was attacked by a group of people and died. what police found near the
scene that may help in the search for the suspects. good morning. we're still looking at traffic in san jose. it's slow getting up to the 17 interchange. we'll tell you about the south bay commute and how suddenly we have a lot of slow traffic. sunny inland but there is a lot of fog on coat and parts of the bay -- on the coast and parts of the bay. i know the bay bridge is there. we'll see it and show you the temperatures -- coming up.
live pictures. a part of downtown san jose where traffic is just reopening, literally just a moment or so ago. police closed down the area for hours. they were investigating an early-morning homicide. a man was attacked by a group of people. he was stabbed just outside of the fairmont hotel near market and park. janine de la vega has been out there since 4:30. coming up in three minutes, she will be back. she will tell us what police are doing to find those suspects. stay tuned. well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." tuesday, july 29th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. quick look at weather and traffic. a couple of days left in july. we'll be done with the muggy weather? >> i hope so. >> i hope so. >> there's still a lot of tropical clouds. but not here.
they are lifting out of the area east and north and down towards southern california. we seem to be between those two bands. there is a lot of low clouds. sierra nevada will be dealing with some thundershower activity today and so will northern california, northern sacramento valley. mid-60s for some. livermore is 66. it listen hot there. some areas -- it will be hot there. some areas in the 60s. the high cloud deck is getting out of here. that's not the case. look at this. there's remains of a tropical storm coming up. it looks like most of this will stay south, at least today. partly sunny. i say that. it will be sun for some inland. 60s to 90s. here's sal into we're still looking at slow traffic in san jose. i'm gonna start with 280 which is improving a little bit. but not much. if we go to the maps, i will show you all of the red which means slow traffic on all of these maps. 85 has become worse.
i wouldn't be on 101. i think i might stick it out through 280 or 85. 101 is just ridiculous getting into mountain view and it's slow pretty much all the way from san jose to mountain view. getting into the south bay, southbound 880 is slow from 238 down to about stevenson in fremont and then the livermore commute is very slow. this is obviously the peak of the commute right now. as we go back to live pictures, westbound 24, pleasant hill road to the caldecott, 12 minutes. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we see about a 15-minute drive time -- 15, 20-minute drive time into san francisco. it's 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we continue to follow developing news in san jose where a man was attacked by a group of people and stabbed. he died at the hospital. ktvu's janine de la vega is there where just a few minutes ago, police reopened part of the area around the fairmont hotel where the attack happened. good morning, janine. >> reporter: grling -- good morning, tori.
they did open up southbound market street as well as park avenue. they just finished picking up evidence here lying in the street, including a black backpack. we don't know if it belonged to the victim. right now, just plaza park is roped off pause they want to pick up evidence there. police say someone called 911 at around 2:15 to report that a group of five or six people was attacking a man near park and market. police arrived on scene and found the victim suffering from at least one stab wound. emergency crews rushed him to the hospital. but he was pronounced dead shortly after. police have been canvassing the area looking for evidence. i'm told they will be looking to see if surveillance cameras in the area captured anything. detectives say numerous pieces of debris are scattered throughout the crime scene that they are taking as evidence but they are unsure if they are connected to the crime. >> there are a bunch of beer bottles that are in the middle of the park. unknown if they are in the park
hanging out or if it's total random act of violence. as the investigation continues, hopefully we'll have more information. >> reporter: police say they don't know the most infor the stabbing but -- motive for their stabbing but preliminarily, its to not appear to be gang -- it does not appear to be gang related. the suspects are still at large. no descriptions have been put out yet. this is the second homicide in 24 hours. detective sas there doesn't appear to be any connection between the two. the other happened on the east side yesterday. the homicide this morning marks the 23rd homicide of the year. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, janine. san francisco police meantime say six people are recovering from injuries suffered in a very serious hit- and-run crash last night involving a stolen car and a taxicab. it happened at jones and post street in the tenderloin district. the stolen car hit a cab and then careened onto the sidewalk
hitting two pedestrians. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live now and you have new information, tara, you just found out about the suspect. >> reporter: yeah, police say that the suspect is a 26-year- old man and his passenger, a 38- year-old woman. they tell us two blocks from here they tried to pull the suspect over for a traffic violation. but he took off. they decided it was not worth it to chase him. witnesses say here at the intersection, they were shocked. they say the man was 1350eding in a mini -- speeding in a minivan, he ran a red light, slammed into a taxicab. two pedestrians were hit. one of them a bicyclist critically injured and taken to san francisco general. police say four people were hurt, the suspects and two men ages 29 and 60. the people in the cab ended up being okay. police later determined that the nin minivan -- minivan was hotel. one tourist told us about the
aftermath. >> obviously cat strovel -- catastrophic. you always think if we had gotten back five minutes earlier, we would have been right there. you don't really think at that moment. tremendous sympathy for everybody involved. >> reporter: police say the suspect ran from the scene and tried to board a bus around the corner but they were able to catch him. he will face hit-and-run charges and possibly manslaughter if the victim doesn't make it. back here live on the corner, you can see that the city has just shown up to try to replace this traffic light that was ripped off when the crash happened. a window and its bars have also been damaged at this building that you see here if we pan over to the left behind this utility truck, there is a window that's going to be -- needs to be replaced. we're trying to get more information about the victim. he was in critical condition at
last check. we're still trying to find out if that's still the case this morning. we'll let you know as soon as we find out. live from san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:06. the teenager in fremont is recovering after being hit by a car while skateboarding. it happened around 5:00 last night on paseo parkway. the investigators say the 15- year-old just left the skate park. it looked like the skateboarder and the driver never saw each other. police say the teenager was in and out of consciousness but his injuries do not appear to be as serious as first feared. >> it sounds like he landed head first on the cement. went through a cat scan. it doesn't appear anything is life-threatening e got lucky. >> police say the driver stopped immediately and she is cooperating with investigators. there appears to be another problem with a new skate park in san francisco's south of market neighborhood. in recent days our crews have
noticed an increase in graffiti at the skate park. the $2 million project opened july 1st beneath highway 101. last week, we told you about complaints about public urination and loud aftershowers noise. neighbors say skate borders are in the -- skateboarders are until park well after the 9:00 p.m. closing times. the police is considering bringing in extra patrols and they are also talking about bringing in mobile bathrooms. and act of vandalism at a baseball field left many children disappointed and wasted thousands of gallons of water. police say someone deliberately flooded the baseball field at college of alameda. grounds keepers say on saturday night, someone turned on the sprinkler system, then broke off the head, sending thousands of gallons of water gushing on the field for hours. the water made a mess of the field and forced the
cancellation of three championship games. >> whoever did that, that wasn't cool because you gotta think of the -- of the other kids that are playing. >> we're trying to conserve water on this field and we're doing everything to -- to minimize the consumption of water to make this field look great and then this happens. everything that we saved gets thrown away. >> as many as 100,000 gallons of water were wasted. the vandals scattered chalk in the dugout. police believe it was targeted. the damage is estimated to be up to $12,000. the golf club still swinging at a 52-year-old san francisco golf course two days before it may be closed to close its doors. the glean eagles golf course is due to close on thursday if the operator and the city can't reach a new lease deal which is set to expire. the owner says the higher water
bills have risen 40% because of the drought are a big factor in the decision to shut down. there are reports the two sides are about 75,000 to 90,000 apart on the water subsidy oish -- issue. crime is a factor. this is one of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. supporters of raising oakland's minimum wage to 12.25 an hour will hold a rally. the council is set to vote tonight on putting another proposal on the november ballot. that one is backed by nonprofit groups that won an exemption from the increase. the nonprofits say a higher minimum wage means they would have to reduce the number of jobs they would have to offer to needy workers. the san francisco bay could soon be cleaner.
several cities have agreed to take steps to prevent sewage overflows from reaching the bay. it's part of a settlement with the federal government. the goal is to fix 1500 miles of aging sewer pipes. the officials estimate during the past ten years nearly two and a half billion gallons of partially treated sewage has entered the-- the bay. still a's -- an -- still ahead, an elderly woman attacked and robbed at an atm. why police need your help to solve this case. no charges for a father who accidentally left his baby in a hot car killing the child. after the break, the explanation from the district attorney who says this was not a crime. good morning. right now we're still looking at slow traffic and in some areas it's actually become worse. 880 is slowing down and so is a lot of the south bay traffic. we'll tell you more -- coming up. well, it will be sunny inland.
it is 8:14. the santa clara district attorney decided that no charges will be filed against a los gatos father after his 9- month-old son died after being left inside a hot car. this happened on april 16th and authorities say the baby was left in the car for at least nine hours. but lawyers say after an
investigation, they determined the father had a change in routine, was very tired and legitimately thought his son was at his baby-sitter's house. >> the law would require a certain level of criminal negligence and recklessness. that just didn't occur here. >> a health expert who studies child heat stroke deaths says on average three hot car deaths occur every week across the nation. in most of those cases, distracted parents are to blame. 8:15. the family of a mother and toddler killed in a fire in san francisco's public housing, they filed a claim against the city. lawyers for the family of ester ione allege the april fire in the sunnyvale housing development was caused by unsafe conditions, including a lack of working smoke detectors. ione and her 3-year-old son santana, they were found dead in the apartment's bathroom. the fire department has not released its final report yet.
that's expected to contain information about whether or not there were working smoke detectors in the unit. the ncaa has just agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by a number of former college athletes. those athletes are fighting for a wide-ranging reform when it comes to dealing with head injuries. the settlement includes a major change in how athletic departments handle the care and safety of all current and former athletes who have received serious blows to the head. it covers both men and women and applies to several sports, including football, hockey, soccer, basketball, wrestling, field hockey and lacrosse. happening today -- now it's the alameda county supervisors' turn to vote on the new lease agreement at the oakland coliseum. the deal is designed to keep the as in oakland for the next ten years. today's vote is expected to end more than a year of heated political debate that often raise doubts about the future
of the as in oakland. and it comes one week after as' co-owner lew wolff agreed to accept the oakland city council's changes to the lease agreement contract. now we know how much it will cost at the new 49ers' stadium in santa clara and it won't be cheap. vip parking at levi stadium will cost $50. parking in the other stadium lots will be $40. the first sporting event at levi stadium is this saturday. that's when the san jose earthquakes play a soccer game at the $1.3 million stadium. now, the -- 1.3 billion stadium. the 49ers play their first preseason game august 17th. they play the denver broncos. want to check in with sal. hopefully things are quieting down a little bit this tuesday morning. >> in some areas they are. in other areas they are getting busier. starting off with the south
bay, you can see the south bay is just one long line of stop- and-go traffic. there are no brakes all the way down from before the capitol expressway. you can see, trace the line, there is not one break in the action. people are getting off 101. they are using 280 and 85 and really has turned into a huge commute without any major accidents. we don't have have anything to -- have anything major to blame on it. it's a 250-minute drive in -- 20-minute drive into san francisco. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >> you are welcome, steve. mostly sunny inland. had some tropical clouds. they are on their way out of there. they are moving towards northern california, northeast california and the sierra nevada where there's
thunderstorms today. not here. there's a lot of fog. it extends down to point concepcion and pulls off the southern california coast. it looks more -- there was some thunderstorm activity in the sierra yesterday. it looks better today. things will begin to pop up and also northeast california, northern sacramento! looks prime to go. 68 in livermore. 67 walnut creek. i think that's a higher elevation. 66 fairfield. more 50s to the north. a lot of low clouds and fog will keep temperatures here. a big difference in the temperatures. already 65 probably warmer than that in brentwood. 70 in san ramon. la fayette, 67. some of these temperatures are moving out of the gate. you lose these high tropical clouds. the breeze was roaring when i came in dark and early at travis. now it's decreasing. there is a component of a westerly breeze in place. 62 tahoe.
63 sacramento. 61 monterey. that's not something we usually see in july. that's what we are seeing. you can see the cloud cover moving out towards the sierra. look at this remains of a tropical storm now taking dead aim at southern california. some of these may lift in other area. partly sunny. coastal fog, breezy. high clouds, humid. not as bad as the past couple of days. we're getting a decrease in the clouds. novato, 89. petaluma, 85. 97 antioch, brentwood to oakley. a shout out to oakley. walnut creek, 92. berkeley, 74 and hayward 80. 94, 95 morgan hill, gilroy, 89 saratoga. santa clara, 86. 75 san bruno to 87 palo alto and 68 in sanfrancisco. the tropical clouds may first with us one more day. that would be wednesday. after that, things look quiet. no change until late in the week until it looks cooler. 8:20. act now or pay up. coming up in 25 minutes, the new sense of urgency for the
are nudging things higher. the dow is currently up 8. it was back above 17,000 for a file. right now it's dipped down to 16,the 91. the nasdaq is up 9. the s&p is down 1. consumer confidence report for july just came out today, it was much better than expected. it jumped to 90.9 on a scale of 100. that's the highest level since october of 2007. most commits expected it to rise to 85.5. before the recession hit, the number was frequently over 90. consumer confidence is a close had i watched indicator because -- closely watched indicator because consumer spending amounts to 70% of all economic activity. okay cupid admitted they've been conducting psychological experimentses on users. this -- experiments on their users. now, okay cupid posted in a blog that these tests included
telling use thers they were more compatible than they really were. text and photos were removed from some of the profiles. the co-founder said they need this to improve products. the refreshed versions of apple's mac book pro laptops are available. the upgrade the laptops are faster and have more memberry. the prices range from $1300 to $2500. but the top tier, 15-inch model is 100 cheaper than the earlier version. the renter refusing to leave a palm springs b and b condo says he has no regrets and would do it again. he was only supposed to be there for 44 days but has stopped paying and won't move out. since the rental agreement was longer than 30 days, he's now legally a month-to-month tenant. in order to get him out, it could be a long and expensive
eviction pro set. according to usa today, two days ago he posted on kick starter that he has no regrets about not leaving the home. a woman in texas was seriously hurt this morning after her husband drove his car into the couple's home. his wife would not let him inside. that's when police say he drove the car into the bathroom. she was pinned under the car. she was flown to the hospital with seriously injuries. her husband faces charges of aggravated assault. a desperate journey starts today for a bay area mother. she's going to africa to brick her adopted son home -- brick her adopted son home -- bring her adopted son home. how a deadly disease is hindering her trip. good morning. right knew now we're -- right
now we're looking at traffic that's a little bit too slow in the south bay. things are improving a little bit. don't get too happy. we have a lot of slow traffic for you. well, happy, if you don't like the tropical clouds. the low clouds are in place. we'll have a normal july pattern here. we'll see if it holds for the next couple of days. i'll have my usual ultimate cheeseburger. you can have that. or-two new versions of the ultimate cheeseburger.
that attacker. now, ktvu's christien kafton has been talking to bank customers all morning. coming up in two minutes, he will have more on the reward being offered to catch the suspect. stay tuned. good morning. thank you for joining us on "mornings on 2." tuesday, july 29th. i'm dave clark. now let's talk about your weather. steve is right there. all right, thank you, steve. we have mostly sunny skies inland. temperatures on the coast dealing with a lot of fog. more 60s there. sierra nevada, northern california looks good for thunderstorms. later today. there's already a lot of cloud cover. 50s, 60s, some areas near 70 already. inland it won't take long. some locations out of the gate quick. san jose state is already 68. you can see there's plenty of tropical clouds to the north. there is a lot in southern california. i say partly sunny because there's definitely a pretty good fog bank out there. it will retreat back to the coast. 90s inland. not as humid. 60s, 70s by the water. here's sal. we're looking at the toll plaza of the bay bridge. you can see that there's still
some slow traffic here. it is about a 15, 20-minute drive time into san francisco. no major problems on the bridge. but traffic is going to be busy. also looking this morning at the commute on westbound 92, the san mateo bridge, the traffic is moving along okay. it's about an 11-minute drive. the south bay has been trying to steal the spotlight in a way of bad commutes. 101 is still very heavy. driving up all the way to mountain view if you are driving in your car up there. i would say maybe you should try 85 if you are in the south valley. those two are improving at a faster rate than 280. southbound 880 slows from 92 heading down to fremont. back to the desk. a trip to the bank in richmond turned violent. an elderly woman was attacked and injure. christien kafton is live at the bank. you have new surveillance photos and a reward offered by police to lead to the suspect.
>> reporter: we have calls out to the richmond police to find out if there's updates to the story. again, richmond police offering a $5,000 reward for nfg leading to the -- for information leading to the suspect. pictures right up there richmond police are released some of the still photos. they say the robber is a black woman in her late 20s to early 30s between 5'5" and 5'7", about 145 pounds. now, during the robbery, she was wearing tannent as, a white top -- tan pants a white top and carrying a large purse. the robbery happened around 6:45 in the morning. the 87-year-old woman just withdrew money when the robber attacked her, knocked her to the ground and broke her hip. the victim was hospitalized. she's recovering from her
injuries. the robber hopped in the passenger seat of a nearby suv and sped away. police are not releasing a lot of details. >> i was very shocked. really, really shocked. i was even more shocked to learn it was the wife of a political official, my understanding. >> reporter: again, this robbery took place july 5th. police are hoping that someone sees the surveillance video and sees those still images of the robbery suspect and will contact them with what they know. they are hoping to catch the robber before she strikes again. we're live in richmond, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. we just received some new information about a drive-by shooting in san francisco last night that sent a man to the hospital. it happened about 10:00 last night near levinsborkt and turk. police say a man was standing in the area, when someone drove up, shot him in the leg.
he's expected to be okay. the suspect escaped. if you have any information, call san francisco police. police in san jose, meantime, in addition to -- to investigating a stabbing that happened overnight, they are continuing to investigate other crimes. now, this stabbing happened on gramercy place in east san jose. kathy franco, a family friend, says david escalera was walking to her house with his girlfriend to go to a barbecue when he was shot. she says she ran to the area after hearing the news. she found him lying in the street. she said he was a close friend of her son and had just graduated from the conservation corps. >> this is a bad area here. you can't even walk -- walk anywhere without worrying if you are gonna get shot. i can't believe. such a good boy. >> police are saying the motive behind that shooting still isn't clear. they are investigating whether or not it was gang-related. people who live in the
neighborhood say there has been an increase in violence. some say they are even afraid to leave their houses even in the middle of the day. authorities in san leandro have arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year- old girl. the girl was walking at 163rd and east 14th street yesterday when she was approached by a man in a car. as he opened the car door, he tried to pull her in. the child ran to a local youth facility and told a deputy about the incident. the man was arrested. his identity has not been released. two connector ramps are open this morning after a chase and fiery crash last night caused big delays. it happened shortly before 9:00 last night on westbound interstate 80 at the macarthur maze. the chp says a driver led them on a chase from berkeley. it ended in oakland on the ramp from westbound interstate 80 to southbound 880 when the car crashed and burst into flames. the driver tried to run away
but was arrested. 8:35. well, this morning an el sobrante man once suspected of murder is free thanks to his mother's testimony. a contra costa county judge ordered the release of kyle navarro yesterday. his family and friends in the courtroom applauded and cheered the news. the deadly shooting happened back in march in an area called terra hills near pinole. his mother testified about talking with him on the phone at the very moment his friend, nicholas kalen, was shot and killed. the judge ruled that her testimony along with the evidence showed he was not an accomplice to the murder. the ex-boyfriend of the victim's girlfriend is now the only suspect in that killing. 8:36. u.s. health officials are keeping a close eye on the outbreak of the deadly ebola virus in western africa. so far, at least 670 people have died and we've learned this morning that three americans working in africa
have been infected. one of them has died. despite this news, brian flores joifns us now to explain -- joins us now to explain why a san francisco woman is not changing her plans to travel to that part of africa. >> it's excitement and nervousness for natalie of san francisco. she has a flight this afternoon out of sfo to western africa to be reunited with her 14-year- old son she adopted a few months ago. she's preparing as best she can because of the deadly ebola virus. the virus is spread by direct contact with a sick person's blood or body fluids or through contaminated objects. there's concern in this age of air travel that the virus could spread. u.s. officials are keeping a close eye on the situation. reports from sierra leonoe say they are checking international
passengers. president obama also receiving updates. officials say the u.s. is stepping up assistance to stop the spread. natalie knows the risks but it's not stopping her and her quest to bring her adopted son back. the adoption process is mostly complete for natalie and her 14- year-old son dye smart -- kye smart. she has still a to you go a pro process -- she still has to go through a process to make sure everything is official. she wants to head back to the u.s. not only because she wants him to adjust to life here but the obvious concern there. >> i know kye. i've been talking with him daily to make sure she's well advised, always wash your hands, don't touch your eyes or nose, any body part until you wash. but everybody else that you come in contact with who you have to worwy are -- worry
about. >> natalie said she bought a one-way ticket because she doesn't know how long the adoption process will take and also weather there will be travel problems with the whole ebola outbreak. where kyes is from it's considered the heart of the outbreak and she and u.s. officials may have to travel there to double check source documents in terms of the adoption. she said she's prepared. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. a new report out of washington, d.c. today. it comes with a warning. >> reporter: the white house just released this report today on climate change impacting the economy. what bar brow bra -- what barbara boxer has to say. >> reporter: police are searching for a group of people responsible for stabbing a man to death this morning outside of the fairmont in san jose. we'll tell you what evidence they found that may be key in
the investigation. and we've been talking about the south bay now getting into the valley. there is a new crash as we look live at 280, you can tell it's still very slow. we'll wrap it up for you. a lot of fog. it will be sunny. mostly sunny. a couple of high clouds are moving out. but temperatures today. we'll see if it will stay warmer or cooler going forward.
let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you right now -- san francisco police say six people are recovering from injuries suffered in a hit-and- run crash involving a stolen car and a cab. this happened last night in the tenderloin district. police say the stolen car hit a taxicab, then jumped onto the sidewalk hitting two pedestrians. the suspect was arrested a short time later. well, it's the alameda county supervisors' turn to vote on the new as lease agreement an the coliseum. the board will meet this morning and consider a deal designed to keep the as in oakland for the next ten years. and we are still at the scene of developing news in san jose we first told you about at 4:30. a man has died after being attacked and stabbed by a group of people. janine de la vega has been on
this story all morning. you've now moved close to the area where the attack occurred. janine? >> reporter: yes. police still have cesar chavez roped off with crime tape because investigators are picking up evidence. they are not sure if this is all connected to the stabbing. they are hoping to will lead to the victim's killers. someone called to report a group of five or six people around 2:15 a.m. was attacking a man. police arrived on scene and found the victim suffering from at least one stab wound. crews rushed him to the hospital e. he was know -- pronounced dead shortly after. police will be looking to see if surveillance cameras captured anything. they did find a black backpack
found lying in the middle of market street. it's unknown if it belongs to the victim but it was taken as evidence. this is the second homicide. but the two are unrelated. >> we're always concerned about violence in the city. no reason to believe they are connected. the other homicide occurred in east san jose. this one in downtown san jose. right now, again, we're gonna go ahead and take these incidents as they come and hopefully get them solved. >> reporter: police tell us they don't know the motive for this morning's stabbing but from their preliminary investigation police say it doesn't appear to be gang- related. the suspects are still at large. police have not put out descriptions yet. in the last hour, we've seen police collect beer bottles and other items in hopes it will provide clues as to what happened out here and who is responsible. this is the city's 2nd's
homicide of the year -- 22nd homicide of the year. we were told police would be out here until 9:00ing -- 9:00ing -- 9:00, 10:00, a.m. but as you can see, they are still doing their investigation. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. the longer you wait the more you will pay. that's the warning from a new report aimed at getting the u.s. to act sooner rather than later to deal with climate change. kyla campbell joins us live from d.c. to explain why it's more cost-effective to act now. kyla? >> reporter: i've been combing through this report from the white house council of economic advisers. it says if congress waits another ten years, it will cost 40% more to address the resulting problems. senator boxer echos the report saying without legislation, this could have a significant
impact on our economy. >> the least we can do is acknowledge that we have more frequent fires, that we have a terrible drought in the west and that this is a fact in evidence. >> reporter: the 3-page report is stuffed warnings from scientists, including possible rapid melting of arctic ice sheets would release a methane underneath and that would accelerate the global warming. republicans say it's just the obama administration pushing its own policy wish list. >> i believe that we will be able to protect the american people from the policies here in the united states. >> when history is written, trust me on this one -- they are gonna look at us and say what did they do? what did they do to step up to the plate? >> reporter: this ych, boxer is
-- afternoon, boxer is chairing a hearing on capitol hill that will examine the effects on the country and economy. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, kyla. thank you. sal is back. the toll plaza, around and everything else you are watching. >> we're watching it all. the south bay is getting my special attention pause we've had so much slow traffic. we'll show you a map of the red. it looks like 280 and 85 are improving before 101 which is absolutely horrible getting down to the valley and then there is new crash and all of a sudden, we have a lot of slow traffic. you might want to think about seriously using 280. look how good 280 looks. the read sensors are green. most of that traffic is at the speed limit. as we go to live pictures, want to show you the bay bridge is backed up for a 20-minute drive time into san francisco. let's take a look head on at san francisco. northbound 101 looks good. reminder, another nighttime
baseball game tonight at at&t park. giants and the pirates 7:15 start time. let's go to steve. mostly sunny. partly cloudy. low clouds holding on. there's a pretty good fog bank. but the high, tropical clouds look like they were there this morning. now most have cleared the area lifting north and east. the fog is not going anywhere. sierra nevada getting a couple of drops. i know around lake tahoe. they will pick up later on. a little bit better opportunity for thunderstorms there. temperatures will warm up quick for the inland areas. it looks like a pattern not changing, there's one more round of tropical clouds. already some 70s. higher elevations continue to be very warm. they've not cooled off. san jose state is almost 70 degrees. there you can see the tropical clouds heading out of other area. the remains of tropical storm hernan is following apart. it will go visit texas. a little bit of a breeze. there's a component of a west
wind. it's not that strong. high clouds will left the area for most areas. there are a few around. not much change. there are some hints had may be warmer if not saturday on sunday. >> all right. thank you, steve. 8:49. an important vote today on capitol hill regarding money for highway repairs. after the break, the big project that could be impacted right here in the bay area.
today, san francisco supervisors will consider a new crime-fighting plan for the city's bayview district. it's in response to four homicides in the bayview in the past month. malia cohen said it's a tragic situation that's getting out of control. today, she'll ask her colleagues okay the board to create a -- on the board to create a special task force. it will include members of the police force as well as school and community leaders and mental health workers. in the meantime, community and religious leaders in east palo alto have come one their own plan in response to growing violence. they are holding a series of evening prayer walks to allow community members to pray for peace in east palo alto. the prayer group will meet tonight at the st. francis of assisi church at 7:00 tonight. there are serious new allegations tied to the deadly pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno four years ago. the mayor of san bruno is now
calling for the removal of the president of the state public utilities commission amid accusations of illegal conduct. the mayor says recently uncoved e-mail shows a cozy relationship between the puc and pg&e following the disaster that killed eight people and damaged dozens of homes. >> pg&e has made illegal efforts to to influence the cpuc's decisionmakers to affect the utility's financial interests. sadly and shockingly, the cpuc has participated in illegal conduct. >> after we do this thorough review of the communications being discussed here, we'll make a determination of what kind of action is required. be clear, we'll take action if somebody has fallen short. >> the state puc has released a statement saying it takes all allegations of misdone duct very seriously -- misconduct very seriously. a vote in congress means a lot to the bay area. the senate will consider
legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to the states with a deadline just a couple of days away. the bay area depends a lot on federal funding from fixing potholes to building and maintaining highways. that federal money is also used to pay for lowell mass transit projects -- local mass transyits -- transits. the chp cracking down on dangerous highways near construction zones. this is aimed to protect the men and women out there working along the highways. traffic tickets issued in the construction zone carry twice the usual fine. caltrans has more than 700 active projects underway. an antioch police officer shot and wounded a man while trying to arrest him. it happened just after 8:30 yesterday morning at a home on folsom drive near spaulding street. antioch police say they got a call about a rifle that had been found in the street. when an officer got to the
scene, he saw a man running into the garage. police say the officer opened fire after the man did not comply with his orders. police identified the suspect as 34-year-old timothy shawn randolph. they say he has an extensive criminal record. randolph is expected to survive. politics can make for strange bedfellows. an arizona strip club has endorsed a pastor running for congress. according to the arizona republic, the strip club is backing the reverend, a democrat, because he afords affordable student loans and all-day kindergarten. it's a close race. he cannot vote for himself because he was convicted in 2009 of lying to the fbi in a case involving then-phoenix mayor, phil gordon. icts ticket tuesday. two lucky viewers will win two tickets to california's great america. the tickets are good for one day between now and september
1st. the park also offers fireworks every friday and saturday night during july and august. to enter go to ktvu.com, do it before midnight tonight and empt the secret word -- enter the secret word, carousel and good luck. traffic is hopefully finding down as we approach the 9:00 hour. >> a little bit. >> okay. >> the least for some -- at least for some. let's start off with a crash at southbound 101 at holly out of san mateo. use 280 as an alternate. the san mateo bridge doesn't look that bad. when you go northbound, it's not bad to the airport. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's still a 15-minute drive time into san francisco. now, let's go to steve. >> thank you. higher clouds have moved out. mostly sunny. sunny inland. warm to hot. by the coast, a lot of low clouds, fog, sun, 60s, 70s. not much change through the rest of the week to be honest with you. status quo.
>> status quo. >> push it on out. >> all right. thank you. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> and be sure to watch the news at noon. we'll have more on the vote on the new lease a-- on the new lease agreement for the as. thank you for joining us. have a great day.